In the summer I work in the garden in a lot. I have a flower garden, a vegetable garden, and an herb garden. It takes a lot of work to plant it and maintain it but I enjoy working outside in the summer. The only problem is that my hands and elbows get really rough from working outside and even my feet become rough because I often walk outside without shoes.
The thing I've found that works best on my rough summer skin is sugar scrub. I love the brightly colored and delicious smelling sugar scrubs that can be bought in many of the bath and body stores but they cost so much money. So this summer I decided to make my own! I made a peppermint sugar scrub for Christmas gifts and went for a Lemon Sugar Scrub for summer because it's bright and fun.
The best part of this scrub is that it only takes a handful of ingredients to make, most of which I already had on hand. The main ingredient is sugar. Most sugar scrubs have some type of oil in them. I know many people use coconut oil which feels and smells wonderful but it's really expensive. I like using baby oil because it leaves the skin nice and smooth. In addition to that all that is needed is some lemon essential oil and yellow food coloring.
I mixed everything up in a bowl and that's it! I scooped the mixture into two half pint jars, put on the lids, and tied each one with the ribbon. I kept one for myself and I gave the other one to my mom so she could use it after she finished gardening. The lemon sugar scrub leaves a light lemony scent and really smooths the skin.
- 2 c. sugar
- ¼ c. baby oil
- 1-2 t. lemon essential oil
- 1-2 drops of yellow food coloring
- 2 half pint jars
- ribbon for decorating
- In a large bowl combine the sugar and baby oil. Mix until the sugar is moist.
- Add in the lemon oil and yellow food coloring and mix well.
- Divide the mixture in half and fill each of the jars. Place the lid on top and tie with a colored ribbon.